Collection of loose sheets containing predominantly English poems, much of it political, compiled by John Gibson

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 52
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1623-1711
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 box containing 106 ff., manuscript. Collection of loose sheets in many different hands, some of them originally sent as letters.

Scope and Content

Comprises 85 English poems, many of them political or satirical, and a few in Latin. Some of the poems by Richard Graham, Viscount Preston, are possibly autograph.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Gibson (fl. 1711), apparently of Welburn, North Yorkshire, is not otherwise known.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Sotheby's on 31 July 1991.


Mainly in English, but with some Latin.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database